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  • adj. Presenting an action or event as being incomplete.

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Examples

  • It would simply inform me that you come to the table with a faith-based belief-in atelic evolution, because ateleology is the theoretical a priori assumption.

    Bird Teeth

  • Joy: It would simply inform me that you come to the table with a faith-based belief-in atelic evolution, because ateleology is the theoretical a priori assumption.

    Bird Teeth

  • According to viewpoint #1, saying that life evolved according to non-telic processes is just as vacuous as stating that life evolved from telic processes unless you can provide evidence for atelic evolution which also eliminates telic evolution.

    A Modest Proposal (By a Somewhat Modest Engineer)

  • Your own argument that everything in evolution is a secondary effect of an intelligent designed genetic code is hardly different from the very stupid (but common in ID circles) argument that computer simulations of evolutionary processes cannot be used as arguments for atelic processes because the computer programs were designed by intelligent beings.

    Beckwith on ID

  • Using your logic, the wheels on my bicycle (if they could think) must necessarily conclude their spinning has no purpose, since the proximate cause is unconscious, atelic gears and chains.

    Dark Matter Can Enlighten Minds

  • It is your side which assumes an atelic process and has for years.

    Beckwith on ID

  • Yet you cannot even cite an atelic pathway that would produce a code.

    Beckwith on ID

  • It's not some sort of zero-sum game between telic and atelic theories.

    Beckwith on ID

  • Result x is then used as evidence that computer software enabling the algorithm was the consequence of an atelic cause.

    Beckwith on ID

  • There are also specific atelic hypotheses about the origin of the genetic code.

    Beckwith on ID

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